Online Lighting Guide to Bathroom Mirrors
Bathroom Mirror and general lighting has special needs when compared to other
areas of the house,
the Mirror lighting needs to be bright and direct to give you good
illumination for personal grooming and makeup application. This
can be achieved quite easily with our selected range of Mirrors with a
variety of types to choose from.
When installing Bathroom Lighting and electric powered Mirrors it is always
best to seek advice from a qualified electrician. Bathrooms are subject to
strict wiring regulation and this must always be taken into consideration when
choosing your light fittings to ensure that they are suitable for the area of
the Bathroom that they will operate in.
We hope that the following information will help to answer most of your
mirror selection questions. You will find links above to our carefully
selected bathroom mirror ranges. Please feel free to contact our fully
trained staff at any time if you do require further assistance in selecting
your Bathroom Mirrors
You may also wish to read our Guide to Bathroom Lighting
Our fully illuminated Bathroom Mirror Range Consists of
- Mirror Cabinets
- Illuminated Mirrors
- Above Mirror Lights
- Shaver Socket Mirrors
- Magnification Mirrors
Above and Side Mirror lights can be used in the Bathroom to good effect, they
can be mounted either side of a mirror or above to give face illumination or
used in other ways to create mood lighting effects. Our Modern stylish range
will give you lots of ideas.
Our large illuminated Bathroom Mirror and Cabinet range will have you spoilt
for choice .These Latest generation products incorporate lights into the
mirrors themselves, some being back lit to create stunning effects. Others in
the range other the facility and convenience of a built in shaver socket, many
are movement activated. Their modern classic design will we are sure inspire
you to become more creative in the bathroom after all this is the place you
start and end your day.
All our Mirrors and Cabinets are manufactured for use in Bathroom Zones and
must be carefully fitted according to the instructions.
All information given regarding Bathroom Mirrors is a guide to help you
understand what fittings can be placed where. This is not an installation
guide and professional advice should be sought from a fully qualified
electrician before any installation work is commenced.
Bathroom Zones Explained
It is important to understand the rating by which bathroom and some outdoor
lights are classified. IP rating stands for ‘Ingress Protection’ and
followed by two characters. The first of these two numbers refer to level of
protection from foreign bodies entering the fitting. The second of the two
numbers is the protection against water ingress, the higher the numbers the
higher the protection. It is important that you choose fittings with the
correct rating according to where they are to be installed within the
- Zone O
- The interior of bathtub or shower tray - IPX7 and low voltage supply
(max 12 Volt).
- Zone 1
- The Perimeter of bathtub or shower tray up to a height of 2.25 meter
above the floor - IPX4 Use IPX5 where water jets are used for cleaning
purposes. If the fitting is 240v a 30ma residual current device (RCD) must
also be used to protect the circuit in this zone.
- Zone 2
- The Perimeter 0.6 meter wide around Zone 1 and 0.75 meter above Zone
1 - IPX4. Use IPX5 where water jets are used for cleaning purposes.
- Zone 3
- The Perimeter 2.4 meter wide around zone 2 and 0.75 meter above Zone
2 - Use IPX5 where water jets are used for cleaning purposes. Otherwise no
specified IP rating required although lights should be suitable for their
location and provide adequate protection against electric shock.
The space under the bath tub is Zone 1 if accessible without the use of a tool
or outside the Zones if accessible only with the use of a tool.